Asthma is a chronic, or life long, lung disease that can be serious – even life threatening. People that have asthma have a harder time moving air in and out of their lungs. Even though there is no cure for asthma, the good news is that it can be managed so you can live a normal, healthy life. The more you can learn about asthma, the better you can manage living with it, making the most of every day and maintaining the quality of life that is important to you.